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    But ..."Do something!"

    As an experiment, I propose that national television/video news outlets voluntarily eliminate coverage of mass shootings from their programming. Let newspapers and local TV cover it, if they want. Nobody pays attention to them ...LOL ... National "television" can take up the slack with sex scandals and Darwin awards. Everybody loves those.

    Do it for 10 years. Get FCC credit for a good deed. Circle back at the end and see if glory-hound shootings haven't fallen off the charts.

    There's strong evidence to suggest that suicide is encouraged by news and romanticization of other suicides, and if there isn't some similar normalization going on with these mass shootings, I'll eat my hat.


    I've got some other ideas, but I'll shut up now.

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    We always enjoy your musings Swampy.
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    Yeah, well ... I'm still aware you're never a prophet in your own land... LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swamp Fox View Post
    But ..."Do something!"

    As an experiment, I propose that national television/video news outlets voluntarily eliminate coverage of mass shootings from their programming. Let newspapers and local TV cover it, if they want. Nobody pays attention to them ...LOL ... National "television" can take up the slack with sex scandals and Darwin awards. Everybody loves those.

    Do it for 10 years. Get FCC credit for a good deed. Circle back at the end and see if glory-hound shootings haven't fallen off the charts.

    There's strong evidence to suggest that suicide is encouraged by news and romanticization of other suicides, and if there isn't some similar normalization going on with these mass shootings, I'll eat my hat.


    I've got some other ideas, but I'll shut up now.
    My first thoughts are that the democrats would never let such an opportunity sit idle when they could be making advancements in gun
    control (bump stocks, magazine restrictions, color choices, shrouds, the thingy that folds up, etc.)
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    It's not like they're predictably brain-dead and shamelessly opportunistic or anything ...



    Feinstein Calls For New Gun Regs After Shooting. Just One Problem.


    https://bearingarms.com/tom-k/2018/1...t-one-problem/

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    “Some will say we need more guns, not fewer, an absurd claim in a bar full of students with security guards where an armed police sergeant was killed."
    Uh...the sgt was unarmed, as were all 5 of the other off-duty cops.

    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/amp/ncna933831
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